September 13, 2018

Parkinson's Disease - Treatment modalities for a quality life

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a medical condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. Symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors (or shaking), and changes in speech and gait. The cause of PD is unknown but genetics, aging, and toxins are being researched. After a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, treatments are given to help relieve symptoms. There is no cure for Parkinson's itself, but studies on using stem cells to treat are under way. The prognosis of Parkinson's Disease depends on the patient's age and symptoms. Now let us look at the treatment of PD in more detail.

September 10, 2018

Cervical Cancer Screening - What You Should Know and Expect

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A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer. This page tells you what you should know about cervical screening.

September 08, 2018

Guide to Live and Work in the UK for Medical and Allied Health Professionals

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Are you an internationally trained and qualified healthcare professional (like doctor, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, lab scientist, etc) and planning to migrate to the UK to settle and work? This article contains information for overseas qualified healthcare professionals, including information on registration and immigration.

Parkinson's Disease - Overview, Causes, Clinical features and Diagnosis

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disease of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Put more simply, it is a medical condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include muscle rigidity, tremors (or shaking), and changes in speech and gait.

September 07, 2018

How Overseas Pharmacists Can Live and Work in the UK

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This article contains information for overseas qualified pharmacists, including information on registration and immigration, who intend to live and work in the UK. Anyone wanting to work in the UK as a pharmacist must register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

September 06, 2018

How Overseas Trained Nurses Can Live and Work in the UK

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In a previous article, we noted that nurses and midwives continue to be in short supply in the UK so that foreign trained nurses and midwives are warmly welcome in the UK. Anyone wanting to work in the UK as a nurse must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

September 05, 2018

Outdoor Air Quality and Your Health: Key Facts You Need to Know for Healthy Living

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Do you know how very important the quality of air around you is, and how it can affect your health? The quality of outdoor air, otherwise called ambient air quality, plays an important role in your health. Outdoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting everyone in both developed and developing countries alike.

How Oversea Trained Midwives Can Live and Work in the UK

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Nurses and midwives continue to be in short supply in the UK so that foreign trained nurses and midwives are warmly welcomed. Anyone wanting to work in the UK as a midwife must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

September 04, 2018

Rabies - Important Facts You Should Know

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Rabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. In up to 99% of cases, domestic dogs are responsible for rabies virus transmission to humans. Yet, rabies can affect both domestic and wild animals. It is spread to people through bites or scratches, usually via saliva. See more about animal bites.

How Overseas Healthcare Scientists Can Live and Work in the UK

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Many foreign trained clinical scientists (or, lab scientists in some countries), biomedical scientists and audiologists have rewarding careers in the UK. Anyone wanting to work in the UK as a clinical scientist or biomedical scientist must register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

September 03, 2018

Arsenic and Your Health: What You Need to Know for Healthy Living

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Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is found in combination with either inorganic or organic substances to form many different compounds. Inorganic arsenic compounds are found in soils, sediments, and groundwater. These compounds occur either naturally or as a result of mining, ore smelting, and industrial use of arsenic. Organic arsenic compounds are found mainly in fish and shellfish, but may also be found in other animals and plants.

How Foreign-trained Medicial Doctors Can Live and Work in UK

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At present, NHS organizations want to recruit oversea-trained medical doctors. This article discusses how foreign trained doctors can live and work in the UK. All doctors must have registration with a licence to legally practise medicine and undertake activities restricted by law to doctors, such as writing prescriptions and signing death certificates.